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October 27, 2016

A Barnyard Halloween at the Farm

OTTAWA, Thursday, October 27, 2016 — Celebrate Halloween at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum on October 29 and 30 during its Barnyard Halloween festivities. Make some ghoulish treats, create a creepy craft, enjoy Halloween storytelling, and take part in Halloween games. Costumed visitors of all ages can join the costume parade. Children can decorate a pumpkin to bring home ($) and take on the challenge of a Scavenger Hunt through the barns and exhibitions.

  • Science Spook-tacular (ongoing): You’ll be astounded as the Museum’s resident Mad Scientist reveals Alien Monster Eggs, Goblin Goo, and more! Investigate real bones and skulls and try to identify animals by their skeletons alone
  • Pumpkin Decorating (ongoing): Children can use a variety of craft materials to decorate a pumpkin to take home. Additional cost $1; while supplies last
  • Costume Parade (10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.): Costumed visitors young and old can show off their disguise in a costume parade and enjoy a treat afterwards.
  • Graveyard Pudding (10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.): Young visitors can help create this fun Halloween treat decorated with candy to look like a graveyard.
  • Mini Caramel Apples (ongoing): Enjoy this delectable classic while storytellers share a Halloween legend or two.

The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum’s Barnyard Halloween is presented by Nestlé Canada. Visitors enjoy a free Halloween treat (while quantities last)!

Full schedule of events: here.


“We invite all visitors to celebrate with us during the Barnyard Halloween at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum. Explore the science behind the spooky experiments and the creepy treats!” - Alex Benay, President and CEO, Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation



Caroline Boutin
Media Relations Officer
Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation

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About the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

Canada’s unique agricultural heritage and future are celebrated at the Museum. Explore the sights and sounds of farm life through the animal barns, exhibitions, treasures from the collection, hands-on activities, and food demonstrations. The Museum is located on the Central Experimental Farm, a 425-hectare crop research station and National Historic Site, just minutes from Parliament Hill by car and steps from the Rideau Canal, and the Ornamental Gardens and Dominion Arboretum. For more information, please visit

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